Hudson Middle School Band

September 2015

Apparel Orders

You can order HMS Music Department Apparel! Complete order form (located here) and return by September 30th!

Practice Routines!!!

  • 15-20 minutes of practice time is an integral of learning a new skill such as playing an instrument.
  • Parents - I need your help in encouraging (errr....requiring) that your child have a regular practice routine! We will all see more progress if every child practices at home.
  • This not only helps our band get better, but it builds strong discipline and work ethic within your child - something I imagine every parent wants to see!

Beginner Camp = Success!

Many of our sixth grade students joined with other students from across the county to attend the Beginner Camp held at SCHS this past June. They have done a great job carrying their knowledge to school this fall! Many are able to tutor other students!

Spartan Cadets

We have 10 Eighth Grade students who were selected as Spartan Cadets! They will be assisting the Spartan Regiment (SCHS Marching Band) with their field show this fall. They will attend all home games as well as Saturday competitions and help with equipment, props, etc. They practice with the band every Thursday and are doing a great job so far!

Scales Scales Scales!

Both 7th and 8th Grade classes are working on learning scales. Scales are important because they help us when learning sheet music. Scales should be part of your daily practice routine!

You can do tons of things with scales - long tones, technical exercises, tempo and breathing challenges, melodic improvisation, etc.!

Reminder Texts

Students and Parents this is a great way to get reminders and information regarding band!

Just text the code below to this phone number: 81010 or click the link below.

6th Graders: @masseyband

7th Graders: @hudband6

8th Graders: @85fd2

Cadets: @sparcadet

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 19th, 7:30pm - Marine Band Concert @ LRU (FREE!!! - see below)

Saturday, October 10th - Spartan Southern Classic (8th Grade Band only)

Friday, October 23rd - 8th Grade Band Night @ SCHS!

Friday, December 11 @ 6:30pm, Broyhill Civic Center - Christmas Concert for all band students!

Marine Band

Saturday, Sep. 19th, 7:30pm

625 7th Avenue Northeast

Hickory, NC

"The President's Own," United States Marine Band will have a tour stop at Lenoir-Rhyne University on

Saturday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.

As with all of the military bands, the concert is FREE, but tickets are required for entry.

Tickets become available at